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Delicate Stitchers Newsletter President: Mary Hofhine 259-5802 Historian: Cyndy Peters 423-366-1778 Vice President Elect: Lou Gostlin 259-1082 Librarian: Shauna Dickerson 259-0906 Secretary: Bonnie Crysdale 259-0246 Friendship: Lou Gostlin 259-1082 Treasurer: Murine Gray 259-5514 Newsletter: Peggy Harty 259-4270 Lesson Committee: Marian Eason (Chair), Lou Gostlin, Pat Garlett, Darleen Nelson, Monica Scowbo, Peggy Harty, Mary Hofhine

December 2013


Gift Exchange and Potluck - December 10th at 6:30PM Grand Center Bring a wrapped $10.00 gift and an appetizer. A few people have been assigned deserts. Plastic ware and plates provided. Call Mary if you want to help with a few decorations. BRING:

2 strips of fabric to each meeting for a strip drawing. Once

members have a strip stash, we’ll have a “Jellyroll race” at one of our UFO sew

Important Dates

Tuesday, December 10 Next Meeting – Christmas Potluck and gift exchange April – Quilts due for the Museum of Moab Quilt Challenge HMQS – SLC May 8-10

days; Calendars or day planners so you can put the dates of all our meetings and functions for the year, your show and tell, and your name tags.

Sandy Davey has stepped up and offered a new UFO challenge for the next 10 months. See August Newsletter for complete details. Double Bonus points are rewarded for projects completed by the next meeting following the month the number is drawn. If you miss the bonus deadline, don’t let that stop you from completing your projects because ANY completed project is worth points! You can also concentrate on finishing a number not yet drawn and it might be done in time for the Double bonus! Numbers Drawn So Far: July - August # 8; August - September # 5; September - October # 7; October – November # 9; November – December #1

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Meeting November 12, 2013 Delicate Stitchers November meeting was held at the Grand Center. President Mary H. called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. There were 22 people present. Joey Wilson, a new member, joined us tonight.

2013 Features Color Horoscopes for our Year of Color!


Kay Osteen gave the book review on “The Quilt Maniac’s Playbook” by Nicole Chambers. She suggests you develop your color eye. Color is a chameleon—it changes according to what it is next to. Also, learn to be more color adventurous. Evaluate a design from at least 6 feet away. Create unity in your quilt; one way is to combine pattern sizes for pleasing elements. Prints have personalities: are they open minded or high maintenance? Flexible or limited in use? A talker or a listener? Kay enjoyed the book and thought it was very helpful. The color of the month was a triad, which Mary presented. The colors are equidistant on the color wheel. The primary colors are bold, secondary are softer, and the tertiary are harmonious. One color always dominates. Bonnie gave the lesson on border basics. If you just lay a strip on your finished quilt center, sew it on, and then cut the strip off to make it the same size as the quilt, your quilt will become uneven, not square (or rectangular), and you will get wavy borders. Borders for opposite sides of the quilt center should be measured in several places in the center of the quilt (not on the edges), and if the sides are different lengths take an average of the two and then cut both borders at the same time, before you sew them on the quilt. Do the sides first, then treat the ends in exactly the same manner. You also MUST pin the borders on before sewing, to get the centers in the centers of the quilt, and to make everything match. Bonnie gave out several handouts on how to do all of this. Tonight was guild election night. The slate of candidates was Lou for president; Murine for vice president/president elect; Bonnie for treasurer; Mary for secretary; Judi S. for friendship; and Patti J. for historian. A library committee was formed, and the following people volunteered to be on it (more can join if they would like): Patty Jo, Audrey, Joanie, Mary, Bonnie, Lou. It is suggested we get a rolling cart to make the library accessible. Peggy will continue to do the newsletter, and Marian E. will chair the program committee. Anyone is welcome to join the program committee also. Mary announced that she took Bonnie’s applique class, and said she really enjoyed it and learned a new technique, which she is already using on other projects. Marian will teach a landscape workshop in January. This will be basically how to build a landscape quilt, and it is scheduled for the Saturday after the January guild meeting. There was a discussion on the museum quilts for next year, which is a 50 th anniversary of Canyonlands theme. Murine suggested we title the theme “Impressions of Canyonlands—Towers to Flowers”. The big celebration is in September, and we could possibly do our show then or we can stay with the May/June date we have always used and show the quilts in the museum. The Park Service and or the MIC might also be interested in displaying some of our quilts. We also discussed the possibility of using a common fabric and pathway for the museum show the year after that. 2

(November 23 to December 21) Element: Fire Color: Purple Spiritual: Faith Physical: Cooling Emotional: Inner Calm Saggitarius is the communicator of the zodiac, and exudes confidence. These quilters will leap into huge projects without qualms. They should be wary of biting off more than they can sew — but somehow, it always works out in the end. Bold BLUES and PURPLES signify wisdom for Sagittarius, and are a calming force for their restless wanderlust. Gutsy combinations of patterns and prints, like paisleys, create a busy vibrancy, at home with an eclectic collection of souvenirs and trophies. Blues and purples are at once grounded and idealistic colors, signifying the certainty and the yearning for greater understanding that Sagittarius possesses.

Marcus LaFrance – Nov. 25th Sandy Davey – Dec. 8th Patty Walker – Dec. 14th Susan Shenton – Dec. 18

Mary gave a mug award to Murine for all of her work as treasurer. Show and Tell: We showed UFO’s first, and then regular show and tell. UFO’s: Audrey showed a picture that her daughter drew, which Audrey made into four designs on the quilt—very cute. She got the backing at Wabi Sabi. Carolyn showed her border of the month quilt, very nice, with yellow green red, blue, pink, and gold. Patty Jo showed a fish and fly, with the fish going after the fly. It was Minnesota shop hop fabric. She also showed a wallet for credit cards that she made. Sandy D. made 20 napkins, the kind that accordion fold up. Next month’s UFO number is # 1. Patty Jo won this months’ guild strips. Show and Tell: Sandy D. made an adorable neck pillow that looks like a cat, for her daughter out of black print velvet. Nancy is now a permanent resident of Moab. She showed a quilt her grandmother pieced when she was 88. It is a lap size, with black sashings and 30’s colors. Nancy hand quilted it. Joey made a pumpkin table runner. She loves needle turn appliqué, which she used on the table runner. She also made a gorgeous quilt in browns and yellows that she calls Baltimore’s country cousin, all needle turn. Joanie made the mystery quilt for quilt retreat. It is her first quilt, and is nicely done in blues with some orange and green. Betsy finished a cute quilt for her granddaughter; the Grinch in Christmas colors, with a flannel back. Laura showed a quilt made by Diane Van Arsdall, that is 130 years old, beautiful baskets, and Lou quilted it. She also showed 3 kids-in-crisis quilts, one called the veggie guys, one of boots that Laura quilted, and one of cowboys made by Donna Evans. Kathy G. made a beginning quilt of squares in plaids and solids. Lou quilted it, and made it personal with lots of things in the different squares. It is in darker colors for her husband. Judy T. showed another mystery quilt from the retreat, in brown and turquoise. Marian showed the Dragonfly quilt that several guild members made blocks for, and Bonnie quilted. It is going to Iran for their quilt guild over there. She also showed cute pajamas for her granddaughter. Kay showed the bargello quilt she made in Claudia’s class. It is very large, and very beautiful, in blues, purples, and greens. Tommye quilted it. Darleen made a very cute Halloween wonky Wendy witch quilt, with green hair, and glasses on, and a spider hanging down. She also showed her maple leaf quilt with a tan background, and red, violet and gold leaves. She also showed the quilt she entered in the state fair challenge, with a cowboy bandanas theme, and the center panel came from Germany. Then she made a nice tree skirt for her daughter. Lou made a pillowcase for her son of tires and tools fabric. She also made a Christmas travel pillow for her granddaughter, and has made her one for each season. Then she did a large brown, blue and turquoise jelly roll quilt that she started for a veterinary conference in Ohio, and will embroider dogs and cats on it. Mary made cute little bags at the retreat, with the tape measure spring closures in them. Bonnie showed parts of a chicken quilt, that she worked on for 3 days at a recent retreat in Park City. It is a UFO from about 15 years ago, and will be finished someday.

The finished Dragonfly quilt for our sister guild in Iran.

Ho ho ho... Hope this isn’t you!

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree. I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me. Could it be fat quarters or a pattern or lace? Or a quilt kit, I said, with a smile on my face. And that's when I heard him, "Hi Santa," I said "You know....good little girls should be in their beds ". "I know I should Santa, and now I've got caught. But I was just so excited to see what you brought." "Well, let's take a look in this room where you work." He shook his head quickly, And left with a jerk. I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

"You've got enough stuff, I'll see you next year!"

Respectfully Submitted, Bonnie Crysdale, Secretary

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From the Beeline...

Here’s What’s Cookin’ French Boule

(Adapted from Laura Calder recipe) Joanie Henning brought this to our Pack Creek Retreat November 2013. Her husband, Greg Henning, makes this bread and it is to die for! Mary you will like making this recipe! :) 3 C. bread flour (Joannie said he has used some whole wheat flour also) ¼ t. dry yeast 1 ¼ t. salt 1 ½ C. water Cast Iron Enamel Dutch Oven

Sounds as though Quilt Fest was a great success. Plans are being made for Quilt Fest 2014 which will be at the Davis Conference Center in Layton. The theme Sew Many Pieces.

Oh So Pretty... Cathedral Windows By Helen Meck

Mix the bread flour, dry yeast, and salt in a bowl. Add the water around the edge. Stir with a spoon until mixed. Cover directly on the dough with a piece of plastic wrap that has been sprayed with PAM. Let it rest in a warm area for 12-24 hours. After that long rest, gently pour the dough onto a floured kitchen towel, sprinkle flour on the dough, and your hands, fold the dough in half about four times (from different sides), then cover with the corners of the towel. Dough rests for 15 minutes... you have a glass of wine. Uncover, with floured hands, pickup the dough, and gently form a ball. Place dough back on floured towel, and cover with the towel ends. Put your cast iron enamel dutch oven on the middle rack of your oven. Dough rests for 2 hours... you drink some wine.

One of several quilts displayed in a Round Robin Exhibit at Quilt Fest...

After one hour, turn the oven on to 450 degrees for the one remaining hour. After the dough has rested for 2 hrs, take dutch oven out, remove cover, gently pour dough into dutch oven, shake dutch oven a bit if you wish to even the dough out, cover, and place on the middle rack of your oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove cover and continue to bake an additional 15 minutes. After the additional 15 minutes, remove dutch oven from oven. Remove bread, and place on cooling rack. Let cool... then have a slice with butter... or whatever... with a glass of wine. Bon Appetite!!!

Save the BOOBEES sent a $1,389.94 to the Garfield Memorial Hospital Mobile Mammography Unit.



Thought for today: A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are with what you have.

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Getting to Know You By Barbara Murdock Bonnie Crysdale resides in Moab, Utah, where she is a member of Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild, and works part time in the local quilt store, It’s Sew Moab. She was born in Salt Lake City, the middle child of 3 girls, and grew up in the surrounding area. Her parents took the whole family fishing and camping many weekends each summer; that was their vacation time. When she was a teenager she had visions of driving a semi-truck across the country, but the reality of that endeavor eventually set in, so she gave up on the idea and instead went to Yellowstone National Park for the summer to work as a waitress. That was the beginnings of a wanderlust that has taken her to all 50 states, and all the Canadian provinces except the Northwest Territories. She has also traveled to Europe, South America, Mexico and Africa. Bonnie began mountain climbing while living in Colorado, and has climbed the 100 highest peaks in that state. She and her husband Mike Duncan also climbed Kings Peak, the highest one in Utah, which turned out to be the single longest one day hike they have done—24 miles. They continue to hike, bicycle, raft and camp, and this spring went on a bicycle trip with a small group to ride in Albania for a week. Bonnie says she tends to do things backwards, or the hard way. She got her college degree in her late 30’s, went on to get a master’s degree in geology (one class at a time; took her 5 years to finish it), and worked at the U.S. Geological Survey as a geologist for 15 years. She still loves to study the geology of an area wherever they go. She and Mike moved to Moab in 2002, after living in Boulder, Colorado for many years. One of her lifelong dreams had been to build her own house. Mike said if she was going to do that, he wanted to participate also, so he switched to part time engineering work. The house took them two years to build, and they did about 80% of the work themselves, a learn as you go experience. Like Mike says: “Never argue with a woman with a nail gun in her hand!” Of course a sewing room was on the must list and it turned out very nice. Bonnie has been a seamstress for most of her life; she remembers winning a blue ribbon at the state fair for a skirt and blouse she made in 4-H during the 8th grade. Her quilting endeavors started about 20 years ago, when her older sister showed her how to tie a quilt. She has gone on to teach many quilting classes (her favorite is beginning quilting). She has worked in fabric/quilting stores since her two children, Kent and Cris Ann, were young, and has a fabric stash that is embarrassing, as she puts it. She bought a longarm machine four years ago; she does some quilting for others, and loves to attend longarm classes in St. George every year. She is wearing out the cars with all the travel! She was on the board of the Colorado Quilt Council for several years when they lived in Boulder, and was on the Utah Quilt Guild board for two years as the Southeast Area Rep. She has also been on the Quilt Fest board and is the secretary for Delicate Stitchers guild in Moab. She loves to go to retreats and quilt shows, and does several of them every year with a great group of friends. She has also contributed her time and quilting for many charity projects and is so willing to donate wherever there is a cause. At the top of her must see list is International Quilt Festival in Houston, which she has attended many times. She advises anyone going to Houston to not take more than one or two classes, plus one or two lectures, as the bulk of their time will be spent in seeing all the quilts and checking out the 800 or more vendors. It is overwhelming, but fantastic. Bonnie has made all different kinds of quilts—from traditional to miniatures to portraits. She says design-ing her own quilt top and watching it come together is the most satisfying aspect of quilting. She generally works in bright colored fabrics, but is presently chal-lenging herself to get out of her box by doing a neutral colored quilt. Her motto is: “Keep growing, and keep pushing that envelope!” Bonnie has had fun getting to know so many different quilters from around the state the past three years. She has found that quilters are some of the most caring, generous people there are.


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